Barrel vs. Rush

Barrel vs. Rush — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Barrel and Rush

Barrelnoun

A large cylindrical container, usually made of staves bound together with hoops, with a flat top and bottom of equal diameter.

Rushverb

To move swiftly; hurry

rushed after the bus.

Barrelnoun

The quantity that a barrel with a given or standard capacity will hold.

Rushverb

To act with great haste

rushed to finish the project.

Barrelnoun

Abbr. bar. or bbl. or bl. Any of various units of volume or capacity. In the US Customary System it varies, as a liquid measure, from 31 to 42 gallons (117 to 159 liters) as established by law or usage.

Rushverb

To make a sudden or swift attack or charge

The cavalry rushed down upon the encampment.

Barrelnoun

The thicker portion of a baseball bat, from which the most powerful hits are struck.

Rushverb

To flow or surge rapidly, often with noise

Water rushed over the cliff.

Barrelnoun

The cylindrical part of a firearm through which the bullet travels.

Rushverb

(Football) To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.

Barrelnoun

A cylinder that contains a movable piston.

Rushverb

To cause to move rapidly

had to rush fresh troops to the front lines.

Barrelnoun

The drum of a capstan.

Rushverb

To cause to act with haste

made a mistake because we were rushed.

Barrelnoun

The cylinder within the mechanism of a timepiece that contains the mainspring.

Rushverb

To perform with great haste

had to rush the project to complete it on time.

Barrelnoun

The trunk of a quadruped animal, such as a horse or cow.

Rushverb

To attack swiftly and suddenly

Infantry rushed the enemy after the artillery barrage.

Barrelnoun

The tubular space inside a wave when it is breaking.

Rushverb

To transport or carry hastily

An ambulance rushed her to the hospital.

Barrelnoun

(Informal) A large quantity

a barrel of fun.

Rushverb

To entertain or pay great attention to

They rushed him for their fraternity.

Barrelnoun

(Slang) An act or instance of moving rapidly, often recklessly, in a motor vehicle.

Rushverb

(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.

Barreladjective

Resembling or similar to a barrel, as in shape

a barrel chest.barrel hips.

Rushnoun

A sudden movement toward something

a rush to leave the room.

Barrelverb

To put or pack in a barrel.

Rushnoun

An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place

a rush to the goldfields.

Barrelverb

To move or progress rapidly

"That the European Union barreled ahead was not surprising" (Richard W. Stevenson).

Rushnoun

A sudden widespread demand

a rush for gold coins.

Barrelnoun

(countable) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.

a cracker barrel

Rushnoun

General haste or busyness

The office always operates in a rush.

Barrelnoun

The quantity which constitutes a full barrel: the volume or weight this represents varies by local law and custom.

Rushnoun

A sudden attack; an onslaught.

Barrelnoun

A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case

the barrel of a windlass;the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.

Rushnoun

A rapid, often noisy flow or passage

listened to the rush of the wind.

Barrelnoun

A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.

Rushnoun

A large or overwhelming number or amount

a rush of last-minute holiday orders.

Barrelnoun

(archaic) A tube.

Rushnoun

An attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it.

Barrelnoun

(zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.

Rushnoun

An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.

Barrelnoun

(music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).

Rushnoun

(Sports) A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.

Barrelnoun

(surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.

Rushnoun

rushes The first, unedited print of a movie scene.

Barrelnoun

A waste receptacle.

Throw it into the trash barrel.

Rushnoun

A drive by a Greek society on a college campus to recruit new members

a sorority rush.

Barrelnoun

The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.

Rushnoun

A surge or release of emotion

felt a rush of fear.

Barrelnoun

(obsolete) A jar.

Rushnoun

A sudden, brief exhilaration

felt a heady rush when her name was called out as the winner.

Barrelnoun

(biology) Any of the dark-staining regions in the somatosensory cortex of rodents, etc., where somatosensory inputs from the contralateral side of the body come in from the thalamus.

Rushnoun

The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.

Barrelverb

(transitive) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.

Rushnoun

Any of various grasslike wetland plants of the genus Juncus, having stiff hollow or pithy stems and small usually clustered brownish flowers.

Barrelverb

(intransitive) To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.

He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.

Rushnoun

Any of various similar plants, such as a bulrush.

Barrelnoun

a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

Rushnoun

The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.

Barrelnoun

a cylindrical container that holds liquids

Rushadjective

Performed with or requiring great haste or urgency

a rush job.a rush order.

Barrelnoun

a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

Rushnoun

Any of several stiff plants of the genus Juncus, or the family Juncaceae, having hollow or pithy stems and small flowers, and often growing in marshes or near water.

Barrelnoun

the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

Rushnoun

The stem of such plants used in making baskets, mats, the seats of chairs, etc.

Barrelnoun

any of various units of capacity;

a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons

Rushnoun

The merest trifle; a straw.

Barrelverb

put in barrels

Rushnoun

A sudden forward motion.

Rushnoun

A surge.

A rush of business can be difficult to handle effectively for its unexpected volume.

Rushnoun

General haste.

Many errors were made in the rush to finish.

Rushnoun

A rapid, noisy flow.

a rush of water;a rush of footsteps

Rushnoun

(military) A sudden attack; an onslaught.

Rushnoun

(contact sports) The act of running at another player to block or disrupt play.

a rush on the quarterback

Rushnoun

A rusher; a lineman.

the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line

Rushnoun

A sudden, brief exhilaration, for instance the pleasurable sensation produced by a stimulant.

The rollercoaster gave me a rush.

Rushnoun

A regulated period of recruitment in fraternities and sororities.

rush week

Rushnoun

A perfect recitation.

Rushnoun

(croquet) A roquet in which the object ball is sent to a particular location on the lawn.

Rushverb

To hurry; to perform a task with great haste.

rush one's dinner;rush off an email response

Rushverb

(intransitive) To flow or move forward rapidly or noisily.

armies rush to battle;waters rush down a precipice.

Rushverb

To dribble rapidly.

Rushverb

To run directly at another player in order to block or disrupt play.

Rushverb

(transitive) To cause to move or act with unusual haste.

Don't rush your client or he may withdraw.

Rushverb

To make a swift or sudden attack.

Rushverb

(military) To swiftly attack without warning.

Rushverb

To attack (an opponent) with a large swarm of units; to zerg.

Rushverb

To attempt to join a fraternity or sorority; to undergo hazing or initiation in order to join a fraternity or sorority.

Rushverb

(transitive) To transport or carry quickly.

The shuttle rushes passengers from the station to the airport.

Rushverb

To roquet an object ball to a particular location on the lawn.

Rushverb

To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.

Rushadjective

Performed with, or requiring urgency or great haste, or done under pressure.

a rush job

Rushnoun

the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner;

in his haste to leave he forgot his book

Rushnoun

a sudden forceful flow

Rushnoun

grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

Rushnoun

physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

Rushnoun

the swift release of a store of affective force;

they got a great bang out of itwhat a boot!he got a quick rush from injecting heroinhe does it for kicks

Rushnoun

a sudden burst of activity;

come back after the rush

Rushnoun

(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line;

the linebackers were ready to stop a rush

Rushverb

step on it;

He rushed down the hall to receive his guestsThe cars raced down the street

Rushverb

attack suddenly

Rushverb

urge to an unnatural speed;

Don't rush me, please!

Rushverb

act or move at high speed;

We have to rush!hurry--it's late!

Rushverb

run with the ball, in football

Rushverb

cause to move fast or to rush or race;

The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Rushverb

cause to occur rapidly;

the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Rushadjective

not accepting reservations

Rushadjective

done under pressure;

a rush job